Top Choice Mexican in Laredo

Taco N' Madre

These are, without hyperbole, some of the best tacos we've ever eaten. The meat is juicy and perfectly seasoned, the tortillas fresh, the salsa piquant without being overbearing. Two or three is a reasonable meal, b…
Top Choice Mexican in El Paso

L&J Cafe

One of El Paso's best-loved Mexican joints, L&J serves up delicious tacos, fajitas and famous green-chile chicken enchiladas – plus a legendary menudo (tripe stew) on weekends. It's next to the historic Concordi…
Top Choice Mexican in Kerrville

Taco to Go

You can take your tacos to-go or eat inside this tiny joint beside Walgreens, but don't miss out on the excellent soft tacos – including breakfast tacos served all day – made with homemade tortillas and salsa. Frien…
Top Choice Mexican in Dallas

Fuel City

A short drive from downtown, Fuel City serves up some of Dallas' best tacos in one of its most idiosyncratic locations (it's also a gas station and car wash). Sit out on picnic tables, munching on roast pork and ste…
Top Choice Mexican in Houston


Chef Hugo Ortega elevates regional Mexican cooking and street food to high art in this much-celebrated Montrose bodega. You can sample Oaxacan-style dishes and some well-spiced meats. Although many of the items seem…
Top Choice Mexican in Waco

Lolita's Tortilleria & Restaurant

Lolita's exudes that family-run, small-town spirit that can't be manufactured. The hugely popular all-day breakfast menu includes tacos, huevos rancheros, migas (a signature Texas dish of eggs scrambled with corn to…
Top Choice Mexican in Dallas


Discard any ideas you have about Tex-Mex at this deeply cultured restaurant that takes the gentrified food of old Mexico City to new levels. The setting is dark, leathery and quiet, and the food is meaty and piquant…
Top Choice Mexican in Fort Worth

Joe T Garcia's

The most famous restaurant in Fort Worth, this fourth-generation place takes up a city block. Dining in the walled courtyard is a magical experience (and can entail long waits for a table), as Mexican-tile fountains…
Top Choice Mexican in Laredo

El Meson de San Augustin

Six days a week, superb food pours forth from this tiny, ubernondescript family-run restaurant just off the historic square. Walk through the barely marked door and be immersed in a wonderland of home-style Mexican …
Top Choice Mexican in Houston

Original Ninfas

Generations of Houstonians have come here since the 1970s for shrimp diablo, tacos al carbon (beef cooked over charcoal) and handmade tamales crafted with pride. Great service, seats outside and very fine salsas.